WOAH: A Whopping One Million People Have Visited Louvre Abu Dhabi In Its First Year

Happy first birthday to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi One Million Visitors

Louvre Abu Dhabi will complete one GLORIOUS year tomorrow, and it has now announced that it welcomed more than ONE million visitors in its first year.

That's a remarkable accomplishment and establishes the museum as one of the leading cultural institutions on a global platform.

Louvre has become a favourite destination in Abu Dhabi for both residents and tourists alike

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) released a statement on the occasion of its anniversary:

"Louvre Abu Dhabi has become an icon and a favourite destination in Abu Dhabi both for our local communities and visitors to the city. Our strong collaboration with our French and regional partners supports the museum’s mission to tell universal stories and we thank them.”

Yet our greatest success, 10 years in the making, is the next generation of Emirati museum professionals who are trained to the highest standard in the cultural sector and are leaders in their field.

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s vision is to celebrate cross-cultural connections that transcend geographies and civilisations, to see humanity in a new light. The diversity of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s audiences not only reflects Abu Dhabi’s multicultural society, but also illustrates how its ambition and universal narrative, which aim to create bridges between cultures and nurture dialogue between communities, appeal to many, from seasoned art enthusiasts to younger audiences and families."

The museum has presented four international exhibitions ever since it opened back in November 2017

1.From One Louvre to Another: Opening a museum for Everyone
2.Globes: Visions of the World
3.Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor
4. Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

Visitors to the museum come from all parts of the globe, including the Middle East, Europe and Asia

However, France, Germany, China, UK, USA, India and GCC contribute as the top visitors with India being the top nationality of visitors.

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the museum will host a FAB concert by British popstar Dua Lipa on on November 11

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